Hi! I’m Tobias van Schneider. I’m the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio tool by designers for designers. We’re teaming up with Abduzeedo to share inspiring design portfolios each month.
The book suggestion of this week is about web design, to be more precise, it's about HTML & CSS. The book is called HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites and besides being super useful it's a beautifully designed book.
A book about code that doesn't read like a 1980s VCR manual... It's not just for programmers, it's written and presented to make it easy for designers, bloggers, content and e-commerce managers, marketers to learn about the code used to write web pages...
About the Book
Computer books often look rather like manuals. They can be dense and intimidating (they may even send you to sleep), but this book proves that they do not need to look like that.
Each page of this book introdues a new topic in a simple, visual way with straightforward explanations accompanied by bite-sized code samples. At the end of each chapter there is an in-depth example that puts together the techniques it has covered. No previous experience is necessary.
One of the key things that makes this book different from other titles that teach the same subject is its completely new design approach. The full-color pages are packed with diagrams and photos that make the code easier to learn.